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Report - Gateshead Borough Asylum St Marys Hospital and Morgue - 15/03/09

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by bluemoth, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. bluemoth

    bluemoth 28DL Full Member
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    Have been eyeing up this place for ages and ages and have lost count of the number of reccies we have done!

    Decided to get sarnies and other tasty items packed and set alarm clock for a frighteningly early time, before setting off up the A1 to St Mary's.

    Strange thing mornings at this time of year. One minute its still more or less dark, and the next minute its bloody bright sunlight and a wish that hadnt stayed in bed for that extra 15 minutes!

    One fall from a great height and a twisted ankle later and we were in! Ankle knacking but not to be put off we plodded on (or rather he hobbled and she chuckled - lets be honest it was funny!)

    I HAVE TRIED TO LABEL THE PHOTIES AS ACCURATELY AS I COULD.

    STARTED SHOOTING STRAIGHT AWAY.......FOLLOWING THE SIGNS AND USING OUR ZOOMED IN LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS GOOGLE EARTH MAP FOR REFERENCE.......

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    THE LAUNDRY ROOMS.....

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    SMALL ROOM IN THE ADMIN BLOCK.......

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    OFF TOWARDS THE FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK AND WARDS..........

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    CORRIDOR IN FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK (GROUND FLOOR).........

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    FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK FIRST FLOOR WASHROOMS......

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    FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK LIVING ROOM (FIRST FLOOR).........ALL THAT WATER BEING ON THE FIRST FLOOR IS A BIT UNNERVING! DINING ROOM NEXTDOOR WAS THE SAME.

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    FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK TOILETS.....

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    FEMALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK WARDS....

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    CORRIDOR LEADING TO FEMALE BEDROOMS.....WHICH WERE ALL VERY VERY SMALL.

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    FEMALE CHRONIC / EPILEPTIC BLOCK WARDS....

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    INTERESTING DECO....

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    STAIRWAY TO GOD KNOWS WHERE....

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    FEMALE SICK AND INFIRM / ACUTE BLOCK...

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    THIS TOILET (OR AT LEAST WE THINK THATS WHAT IT IS) WAS EXTRA LARGE AND HAD A METAL GRATE OVER THE PAN. NOT SURE WHAT FOR??????

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    ASSISTED BATH TUB...

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    HALL....FLOOR AS DODGY AS EVER AND DIDNT DARE WALK ON IT. LOOKING AT THE PERSON SIZED HOLES IN IT I REACON PLENTY OF PEOPLE BEFORE US HAVE TRIED IT THOUGH!

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    WORKS DEPARTMENT / STAFF BLOCK..

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    SHOT OF TOWER AND AN EXTERNAL COURTYARD...

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    CORRIDOR IN MALE SICK AND INFIRM / ACUTE BLOCK...

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    SNIPS HAIR SALON, WITH MIRROR CONTAINING MANY NAMES WE RECOGNISED.....

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    THE KNACKERED ROOF WHERE A LARGE PART OF THE TOWER HAS FELL OFF.....

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    THE HALF OF BLUEMOTH WITHOUT THE POORLY ANKLE (THE STILL CHUCKLING TO SELF ON THE SLY HALF)..

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    MALE ADDITIONAL BLOCK...

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    THE LIGHT IN THIS BUILDING IS GREAT WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING..

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    MALE CHRONIC / EPILEPTIC BLOCK....

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    AND FINALLY WE LIMPED TO THE MORGUE WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC AUTOPSY TABLE TOTALLY INTACT - HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY!

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    SECOND ROOM IN SAME PART OF BUILDING CONTAINED THESE TABLES, PRESUMABLY FOR MORE BODIES....

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    FINALLY......COULDNT RESIST........

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    THIS WAS A GOOD EXPLORE WHICH WAS WELL WORTH THE OTHER HALF OF BLUEMOTH BUSTING HIS ANKLE FOR. HE ON THE OTHER HAND MAY DISAGREE! BLESS!

    Will definitely be going back again in the future as is well worth a second trip.
     

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  2. chauffeur

    chauffeur 28DL Full Member
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    Here you go, sorry about the wait but it's been a busy wedding season!

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    It truely is worth a vsit back to see the dentisit chair, its in an external block past the chapel away form the main building, the grain on the chair photo was added later

    That handsome chap in the chapel is Billand
     
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